Regression: ALT + Drag doesn't behave how it should

Bug #945373 reported by Laurent Dinclaux on 2012-03-03
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This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Compiz Core
Medium
Daniel van Vugt
compiz (Ubuntu)
Undecided
Unassigned

Bug Description

Normally in Nautilus ALT + Drag of a file shows a question mark and when released it shows a context menu giving the choice of the action to do (link, copy etc.)

On 12.04 beta1, pressing ALT when dragging an element in nautilus has not the espected effect, nothing happens.

WORKAROUND:
- Drag the file
- Press ctrl+alt
- Release ctrl (keeping alt pressed)
- And voila!

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: nautilus 1:3.3.90-0ubuntu4
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-17.27-generic 3.2.6
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-17-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 1.94-0ubuntu1
Architecture: amd64
Date: Sat Mar 3 15:05:28 2012
EcryptfsInUse: Yes
GsettingsChanges: org.gnome.nautilus.window-state geometry '800x550+49+24'
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS "Precise Pangolin" - Beta amd64 (20120301)
ProcEnviron:
 TERM=xterm
 PATH=(custom, no user)
 LANG=fr_FR.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: nautilus
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Related branches

Laurent Dinclaux (dreadlox) wrote :
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Here alt-dnd moves the active dialog, in any case nautilus didn't change, that's likely a compiz,unity side effect of the changes for the alt tapping for the unity hud

affects: nautilus (Ubuntu) → compiz (Ubuntu)
Daniel van Vugt (vanvugt) wrote :

Yes, this will be another issue with the active grab that compiz creates when Alt is pressed, in order to detect taps.

Changed in compiz-core:
assignee: nobody → Daniel van Vugt (vanvugt)
Laurent Dinclaux (dreadlox) wrote :

I often use that alt+click to make symlinks to folders or executables.

Changed in compiz-core:
status: New → In Progress
tags: added: alt-key
Changed in compiz-core:
milestone: none → 0.9.7.2
importance: Undecided → Medium
Daniel van Vugt (vanvugt) wrote :

Merged into lp:compiz-core at revision 3046

Changed in compiz-core:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package compiz - 1:0.9.7.0+bzr3035-0ubuntu1

---------------
compiz (1:0.9.7.0+bzr3035-0ubuntu1) precise; urgency=low

  [ Łukasz 'sil2100' Zemczak ]
  * New upstream snapshot:
    - Fix gtk-window-decorator crash upon demaximizing a window (LP: #930071)
    - Fix core keybindings (LP: #930412)
    - Fixes compiz crash with SIGSEGV on shutdown (LP: #931283)
    - Plugins can't tell the difference between a key-tap and modifier
      key-release (LP: #925293)
    - compiz-core r3001 (and 3002) ftbfs (LP: #933226)
    - Semi-maximized windows have no shadow or frame (LP: #924736)
    - Untranslated strings in gtk-window-decorator (LP: #780505)
    - Initialize the _NET_WM_STATE_FOCUSED (LP: #932087)
    - [regression] Customized shortcuts don't work (LP: #931927)
    - Window stacking problem (LP: #936675)
    - Quickly demaximized windows can receive maximized window decorations if
      they were initially maximized (LP: #936778)
    - Maximized windows do not get shadows at all (LP: #936774)
    - [regression] Launcher, top panel and keyboard un-responsive after using
      any Super-x shortcut (LP: #934058)
    - No draggable border if mutter isn't installed (LP: #936781)
    - Fix compiz crash with SIGSEGV in XDefineCursor() (LP: #936487)
    - Fixes memory leak at DecorWindow::updateSwitcher() (LP: #940115)
    - Unresolved symbols in plugins cause compiz to exit (LP: #938478)
    - Fix compiz spending about 51% of its CPU time in CompRegion
      construction/destruction (LP: #940139)
    - Fix Conditional jump or move depends on uninitialised value(s) in
      decor_match_pixmap (LP: #940066)
    - Fix 'show desktop' behaviour (LP: #871801)
    - Tweak algorithm used to cast shadows on maximized windows (LP: #936784)
    - "Svg" and "Png" should be "SVG and "PNG" (LP: #942890)
    - Fix invalid memory usage after free() in DecorWindow (LP: #943116)
    - Fix alt + F10 (LP: #943223)
  * Removed cherry-picked patches
  * debian/patches/fix_944631.patch:
    - Always replay the keyboard if something was grabbed and didn't trigger
      an action and don't trigger actions which aren't added accidentally
      (LP: #943612) (LP: #944631)
  * debian/patches/fix_923683.patch:
    - Backports a patch which prevents the shift race condition

  [ Didier Roche ]
  * debian/patches/fix_alt_pressing.patch:
    - Patch from ddv to fix all the regressions with the alt key fix and other
      (LP: #943851, #945373)
    - Fix Quicklist are not showing if right-clicking a launcher icon in Expo
      mode if triggered by Super + S (LP: #944979)
  * debian/patches/fix_806255.patch:
    - Unity/compiz intercepts keystrokes from grabbed windows (LP: #806255)
  * debian/patches/fix_943194.patch:
    - second part for the alt key fix (LP: #943194)
  * debian/patches/additional_alt_tapping_fix.patch:
    - again another alt tapping related fix for some regressions from the
      previous branch. Taken from "tapping-panacea" upstream branch.
 -- Didier Roche <email address hidden> Mon, 12 Mar 2012 10:22:10 +0100

Changed in compiz (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Released
Changed in compiz-core:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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